London School Games: Manorfield Primary to represent Tower Hamlets in four sports

The school's badminton team. Pic: Mark Bergin

The school's badminton team. Pic: Mark Bergin - Credit: Archant

A primary school in Poplar will be sending four teams to represent the borough in an annual sporting tournament thanks to its talented pupils.

The school's basketball team. Pic: Mark Bergin

The school's basketball team. Pic: Mark Bergin - Credit: Archant

Manorfield Primary School in Wyvis Street, will be Tower Hamlets’ representatives for football, netball, basketball and badminton at the London School Games.

Headteacher Paul Jackson said: “I am incredibly proud of the children’s achievements.

KS2 girls football team. Pic: Mark Bergin

KS2 girls football team. Pic: Mark Bergin - Credit: Archant

“They have worked hard, attending training and practice sessions, showing true determination and resilience.

“We are looking forward to participating in many more events, and to hopefully seeing some of our sporting stars on the world stage in the future.”

Imani, KC and Jaziya are the school's BMX team. Pic: Mark Bergin

Imani, KC and Jaziya are the school's BMX team. Pic: Mark Bergin - Credit: Archant

Pupils have been taking regular trips to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to watch the London Lions basketball team and London Pulse netball team in action which has been heralded as a contributory factor to their achievements.

The school has seen other sporting success with its KS2 girls’ soccer team winning the local inter-school football league while the boys’ team were runners-up in the West Ham United regional finals.

For more information about the London School Games visit londonyouthgames.org/london-school-games.